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Trying to bridge digital divide, FCC votes to expand Lifeline

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

In a 3-2 vote, the FCC decided on Thursday to modernize the Lifeline program to allow low-income Americans to qualify for discount broadband service.

New bill aims to close broadband gap by updating FCC program

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

Three lawmakers introduced a bill Monday that would modernize the FCC's Lifeline program to include broadband services.

Recharged: Schools, libraries get full $3.9B E-Rate funding

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

The Federal Communications Commission will honor all the funding requests for high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi upgrades from schools and libraries across the country.